Implementation of economy and budget measures 2015

Dutch speaking chamber on October 25, 2016

The Court of Audit’s investigation has determined that the 1.15 billion euros in economy measures of the Flemish government are not clearly laid out in the budget documentation. The Court has therefore launched an in-depth investigation on the specification and implementation of these measures. This investigation has shown that the Flemish government’s specification of the measures was inadequate and their follow-up lacked uniformity. Consequently, the Flemish government’s reporting on the implementation of the economy measures was also unsatisfactory. The various administrative departments claim to have complied with the economy measures, arguing it was impossible for them to exceed the appropriations, that were set out in the automatic accounting system. The Court of Audit makes some observations in this respect and recommends the Flemish Parliament to demand clarification from the Flemish government.